SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The administration has confirmed with SylacaugaNews.com that reports of a gun being found on the B.B. Comer Memorial High School campus on Thursday morning are false.
Officials say there is no credible threat to students or the facilities and that students are safe, with law enforcement and central office staff present.
Exams originally scheduled for Thursday have been postponed until Monday.
UPDATE: March 8, 2018 11:45 a.m.
The Sylacauga Police Department has acknowledge it received notification of threats posted on social media regarding Sylacauga High School and B.B. Comer High School.
SPD first received word on March 7, 2018, and has since commenced thorough investigation and evaluation of the threat. As with all active SPD investigations, no details may be shared at the present time; however, the threat does not appear to be credible.
Below is the threat made on Facebook that started the investigation. It was posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
SPD says it takes any and all threats against the Sylacauga City School System earnestly and already enacted heightened security protocols in addition to the original security and safety plans of Sylacauga City Schools beginning yesterday afternoon, March 7, 2018. This is a built-in precautionary measure enacted whether a threat is deemed credible or not. The entire SPD Investigation Division along with its School Resource Officers continue to work with investigators from the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department., Sylacauga City and Talladega County school personnel, to make sure the threats made are handled appropriately.
SPD is requesting people is to assist its department in letting others know that SPD is aware of the threat and taken action, as well as, precautionary measures.
No other information is available for release at this time.